JLP LE COGNAC D’ELISABETH L.89 46,3%
So here is another l’Esprit de Famille. After Andre, Pierre, Noël, Regis, here comes Elisabeth! It is a 32yo P.C from Julienne (la Grange des Bois estate) bottled at 46,3%. Here is Le Cognac d’Elisabeth!
Colour: Old gold, orange lights, regular heavy tears.
Nose:Tangerine/orange jam. Precious wood and cinnamon. Candied fruits. Marzipan/Hazelnut cream. Plums liquor. Heady perfume of orange blossom and oscuro cigar.
Palate: Cocoa milk, violet sweets. Chocolate bomb. Immediate pleasure. Dry licorice, fresh leather, stables notes. Very impressive rancio. It seems that this Cognac d’Elisabeth has already reach its maturity, but you could also think that it can go for decades. In fact, you have to know that it was a love a first sip, when I tasted it straight from the cask a year ago (thanks Amy!). I remember that I was already stunned by its wild character and lovely rancioted notes.
Last Notes :Still very rustic P.C but wild as well, like a dog constantly barking at you. Candied cherries. Roasted chestnuts. Still very heady, this time on verbena infusion and mint tea. Yes, definitively a tad of freshness. The palate ends on pomegranate and marasquin cherry. Bang!
A true no-brainer from P.C cru. Immediately ready for tasting. Stunning maturity for a “young” PC. Probably a cask that spent some time in humid cellars…
My very subjective note: 90/100